Anthem MRX 500 and 700 Receivers Now Shipping

Anthem, the leading manufacturer of high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed audio systems, announces shipping of their MRX 500 and 700 receivers. All MRX series receivers feature seven channels of amplification, four HDMI in/one out and the ability to play music from a flash drive, USB disk drive or the Internet. For optimal sound reproduction from any set-up, MRX receivers are also equipped with the Anthem Room Correction (ARC) system.

Impassioned audiophiles who prefer separation between amplifier and preamplifier/processor still have that option with Anthem Reference products, while the new MRX receivers deliver the convenience and value of a single component. Anthem MRX receivers include support for the latest audio formats including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, and DTS-HD Master Audio. Internet radio is available on both models while HD Radio is supported by the MRX 700 only.

MRX series receivers will also provide pass through for 3D movies and television when paired with a 3DTV and a 3D capable source component, making them a stalwart in 3D-enabled home theaters. Trigger output and second zone functionality along with video configuration memorized by source adds further value to the Anthem receiver line.

Technical features of the MRX receivers include:

  • 7 channels of amplification
  • Built in award-winning Anthem Room Correction (ARC) system
  • Internet Radio via built-in Ethernet port on models 500 and up
  • Front and rear USB inputs play music from the hard drive or memory stick
  • 1080p up-conversion with Deep Color support
  • Second 2-channel zone

US MSRP pricing for the first two models in the MRX series is as follows: MRX 500 – $1,499, MRX 700 – $1,999. More information on Anthem can be found at


Paradigm Appoints Mark Aling to Director of Marketing

Paradigm Electronics Inc., an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Aling to the position of director of marketing for the Paradigm and Anthem brands.

Mark will continue to guide his team in creating industry leading marketing and advertising programs. Mark has spent over 15 years with Paradigm during which time he has played a pivotal role in marketing and advertising the Paradigm and Anthem brands, helping to bring the Canadian speaker manufacturer international brand status.

Over the years, Mark has worked diligently to establish exceptionally strong relationships with industry press and has been at the forefront of the many awards the company has won over his tenure,” said Tim Valters, President and Chief Operating Officer of Paradigm. “I look forward to the valuable input he will provide in the future growth of our company.”

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Anthem Debuts Award Winning Website

Silver winner of the 2010 Summit International Creative Awards for best “Consumer Product Website,” the new site features a fresh look and gear matching functionality.

Anthem, the leading manufacturer of high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed audio systems launched a brand new website this month to support the growing Anthem community. With more intuitive navigation and classic designed, the innovative site was named a Silver Winner in the 2010 Summit International Creative Awards for best “Consumer Product Website,” selected from thousands of submissions from 24 countries.

Anthem’s new website delivers easy to access navigation with information featured by product model rather than series for quick access to product specifications. The homepage now prominently displays the latest product updates for consumers, dealers and press to keep all informed of the exciting changes to the renowned product lines. With quick access to newsletters, catalogs and product registration, staying up to date and informed with Anthem has never been simpler.

Now located in the redesigned download area of the site, literature, images and specification sheets can be found with ease from every page. When searching for products, consumers now have a “use with it” and “comparable with” feature buttons to help choose additional products that match their needs and build a perfect sounding system within the Anthem family.  The dealer locator on the right hand navigation bar makes finding the closest Anthem products a snap, regardless of where you click on the site.

“The goal of the redesign was to keep the sleek look and feel the Anthem site always held and combine it with a more multi-functional, customer-friendly interface,” said Mark Aling, Marketing Manager for Anthem, “Our designers accomplished both and in the process, delivered an award winning website.”

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